Wed, 18th Mar 2020 13:00

Imperial War Museum Duxford

  Lot 3

1976 MG Midget 1500
Only 16,000 warranted miles

Estimated at £9,000 - £11,000

Lot details

Registration No: NOG358R
Chassis No: GAN6177848G
MOT: January 2021

  • Only 16,000 warranted miles
  • MOT January 24th 2021
  • 1 former keeper who was BL employee and bought as a retirement present
  • Original bill of sale, rust proof guarantee, handbook, service book
  • Said to be "totally original and never welded and rot free"
  • Ziebarted from new
  • Full and quarter original tonneau covers
  • Original tool kit and spare keys
  • Original Birmingham registration number that was used on Factory cars

The following imforamtion has been supplied by the vendor:

"Car passed mot first time with no advisories. Garage commented that it is in amazing original condition and in their opinion probably one of the best original midgets left in the world"

This exceptionally low mileage example of MG's 1500cc impact bumper equipped Midget has been enjoyed by just one previous keeper prior to the vendor having been purchased as a retirement present by a BL employee. The 1500cc unit had been proven in the Triumph Spitfire and, together with an all-synchromesh gearbox, gave the MKIV Midget a notable boost in performance over previous models. Capable of over 100mph and known for tidy handling, the MKIV was well received by press and public alike. Displaying just 16,362 warranted miles at the time of cataloguing, NOG 358R is said to be "totally original" aside from a stainless-steel exhaust and "never welded and rot free". Benefiting from being Ziebarted from new, the car wears an original Birmingham registration number as used on Factory cars and comes with both full and quarter original tonneau covers together with an original tool kit and spare keys. Finished in pale Yellow with Black vinyl interior, it has rarely seen rain and the soft top is said to be original and "perfect". Offered with Swansea V5c, such originality and low mileage should appeal greatly to enthusiasts.

Vendor Condition Ratings:

Bodywork: 'Excellent'
Engine: 'Excellent'
Electrical Equipment: 'Excellent'
Paintwork: 'Excellent'
Gearbox: 'Excellent'
Interior Trim: 'Excellent'


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